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South Africa's Irreconcilable Differences

Dec 14, 2015 | 10:19 GMT
David Des van Rooyen (L) is sworn as the new South African Finance Minister by Justice Minister Sisi Khampepe on Dec. 10.
David Des van Rooyen (L) is sworn as the new South African Finance Minister by Justice Minister Sisi Khampepe on Dec. 10.
(GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

The African National Congress (ANC) has faced rising challenges over the past several years, not only from opposition parties but also from within its ruling alliance. Now, it is once again vacillating between two competing interests: maintaining popular support and fostering economic growth. But the ANC's efforts to pursue both priorities may well keep it from achieving either....

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